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I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia three months ago after having two unnecessary root canals and one of those teeth removed. All of my pain has been in my upper jaw. I’ve been using gabapentin, baclofen and methadone as well as seeing a pain specialist for nerve blocks. I have MS and my TN is atypical because I have a constant aching pain as well as a shooting pain that was happening almost a hundred times a day for about two minutes at a time. It felt like someone was taking a screwdriver and jamming it into my gums as far as they could go and turning it around and around. But the medication really helped as well as the pain blocks and I even had a heavenly if brief period of remissio for six days. Right now I’m very confused.
The pain came back very bad about a week ago, back to about a 7 level. But just in the last three days or so I’ve been having pain in my lower right molar. I’m so confused. I don’t know if it’s my tooth or my TN. I don’t know what to do. When I went to the dentist and endodontist in November, they both were a little unsure it was my teeth but I do have a lot of issues with my teeth so they went ahead and did the work.
Does anyone have this problem? Where they don’t know if it is TN or actually their teeth? Everything so far has been in my upper right jaw so why would it suddenly start being in my lower right? Also if I push on the tooth it hurts.
I know. I know. Don’t push on the tooth then, I haven’t been doing it on purpose but if I eat on it or accidentally brush my tongue against it, it hurts. I don’t know what to do.
I am, of course, going to go to the dentist to see if he sees something for sure, but I’m just wondering how people handle this issue. Sometimes TN can trick us and feel like our teeth. How do we know?
Anyone have a good experience with this?
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